One of my favorite forms of meditation.
"When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings." -Thich Nhat Hanh
VetCAT: A Veterans' Creative Arts Therapy Program has moved to the National Veterans Art Museum! Contact us about upcoming programming. VetCAT: A Veterans' Creative Arts Therapy Program is an innovative, multi-modal program for veterans and their families.
4041 N Milwaukee Ave
PROGRAM GOALS • To facilitate successful reintegration and transitions in civilian life. • To promote the mental health of participating veterans and active duty service members. • To recognize and de-stigmatize PTSD. • To increase knowledge about the mental health issues which are commonly distressing to veterans and their families. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES • Participants will engage in self-expression to decrease isolation. • Participants will improve communications with family members and develop stronger connections with their community. • Participants will identify their resiliency and strengths. • Participants will learn and develop self-care and coping skills. • Community and family will gain recognition and understanding of military culture, and the unique challenges and sacrifices of veterans.
VetCAT offers a multi-modal approach to the assessment and treatment of veterans through individual, group, and interactive community engagement along a continuum of creative arts programming.
• Expressive and creative writing workshops and readings
• Action-oriented interventions through dance/movement therapy and performative dance/movement
• Art therapy and art skills workshops, open studios, and public art exhibits
• Family-based activities and cultural engagement with the community at large
VetCAT is available as a free service to all veterans and active duty service members. No consultation or referral is necessary
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